September 22nd, 2009

krazy koati

When the lights go on again all over the world

More on my Hearts Of Iron II game, playing the United States, with a subtly different Second World War (as previously introduced ... ):

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Trivia: Around 1900 North and South Dakota supported around 25 daily and 315 weekly newspapers. Source: Victorian America: Transformations in Everyday Life, 1876 - 1915, Thomas J Schlereth.

Currently Reading: Lest Darkness Fall, L Sprague de Camp. So how come a Connecticut Yankee pastiche done in the finest Astounding One Smart Man Is Worth A Million Of You Proles style featuring a protagonist that goes all Marrissa Picard on edge-of-the-Dark-Ages Italy so bad even Belisarius falls for him, and written by an author I always kind of see as just barely restraining himself from noting he's smarter enough than you to make your head explode, is so enjoyably readable? And I don't think it's just the really choice Oppression scene.